PrePharmacy Advising Program Download to print
College of Arts and Sciences
105 Bowman Hall
PrePharmacy, a pre-professional advising program, provides students with an opportunity to prepare for further training in pharmacy schools or colleges. Students work closely with their prepharmacy faculty advisor to ensure they meet the admissions requirements for the pharmacy school or college of their choice. (Admissions requirements for pharmacy schools and colleges vary greatly.) In addition to declaring this program, students must be admitted to a bachelor's degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers programs for students who wish to pursue professional careers in medicine. These pre-medical programs are designed to provide a sound basis in biology and chemistry, along with coursework in physics and mathematics. The pre-medicine/pre-osteopathy, pre-veterinary medicine, pre-dentistry and pre-pharmacy programs are intended to prepare students for advanced, professional study in the medical sciences.
These programs meet the coursework requirements for admission to most medical schools. Students who wish to pursue a pre-medical program would be well advised, however, to check carefully the admissions requirements of the professional schools they wish to enter. Students also should seek advice regularly from their faculty advisors.
Students may pursue pre-medical programs under the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Science degree or a carefully designed Bachelor of Integrative Studies degree. The pre-medical programs serve as advising programs for students in the B.A., B.S. and B.I.S.programs.
Admissions requirements for pharmacy schools and colleges vary greatly.
It is imperative that students interested in the PrePharmacy advising program meet with the PrePharmacy faculty advisor immediately upon entering Kent State University. This allows students to most efficiently meet the requirements for admission to a number of pharmacy schools. These schools typically require coursework totaling 60-62 credit hours, which can be completed in two years. However, the coursework may vary based on the requirements of different pharmacy schools.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive
* The pre/corequisite for PHY 23101 is MATH 12002; the pre/corequisite for PHY 23102 is MATH 12003
Note: All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.
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